Tony DiTucci has been the vice president of DGA Builders, LLC, in Pittsford, New York, since 2013. Among his many responsibilities, Tony DiTucci oversees the construction of senior housing facilities.
Pleasant and enjoyable senior living facilities are more than just brick-and-mortar structures. Substantial thought and planning must be invested in the interior design of the buildings to ensure both employee and resident satisfaction.
While the integration of technology into the living space is now routine in senior living residences, there are still areas for improvement. One of these is the use of LED lighting. In addition to the well-known potential for energy savings, the use of LED lights can promote better sleep patterns and reduce anxiety for residents through, for example, the coordination of lamp color with circadian rhythms.
Builders are also creating new senior housing with a greater emphasis on sociability. Dining rooms and fitness centers are increasingly becoming public spaces, and libraries are now often integrated into coffee shops rather than separate rooms to increase social interaction and engagement.